Focus Areas + Select Cases
Appearing for a major international construction firm in proceedings in the Supreme Court of New South Wales arising from the construction of facilities that form part of a coal terminal at Newcastle Port.
Appeared for private construction firms in separate proceedings in the Supreme Court of New South Wales arising from the construction of large municipal facilities in Sydney’s inner-western and northern suburbs.
Grave v Blazevic Holdings Pty Ltd (2010) 79 NSWLR 132, a case involving the interpretation of provisions of the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payments Act 1999.
Building Insurers' Guarantee Corporation v The Owners Strata Plan 60848  NSWCA 375, in which the Court of Appeal considered the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court to order a writ of certiorari and the scope of the statutory warranties under the Home Building Act 1989.
Lucas Stuart Pty Ltd v Hemmes Hermitage Pty Ltd  NSWCA 283, a case concerning the circumstances in which a principal under a construction contract may call on a performance bond.
In the matter of Elsmore Resources Ltd  NSWSC 856, a corporate law case that raised legal issues relating to the Contracts Review Act 1980, innocent misrepresentation, the second limb of Barnes v Addy, and trusts law generally.
Appearing for a franchisee in a class action brought against it and Cash Converters (as franchisor) in the Federal Court of Australia.
Helou v Nguyen  NSWSC 22, in which the Supreme Court considered the remedies at law and in equity for stolen monies, including constructive trusts and tracing.
Lindsay-Owen v Schofields Property Development Pty Ltd  NSWSC 1177, concerning the construction of the terms of a joint venture agreement for the development of large parcels of residential land in northwestern Sydney.
James Australia Group Pty Ltd v Ling Kui Yu  NSWSC 892, appearing for an Australian wine producer in a successful claim against its agent in China for misleading conduct by silence.
Fitness First Australia Pty Limited v Fenshaw Pty Limited  NSWSC 47, appearing for a landlord in resisting a claim by Fitness First about the construction of the terms of a lease of commercial property in Sydney.
Regularly appearing for Owners Corporations and property developers in cases involving the interpretation of the NSW strata schemes legislation.
Ocean Star Resort Pty Ltd v David Hokyoon Kwon & Anor  NSWSC 318, appearing for the developer of a casino resort on Christmas Island in a case involving the construction of the terms of a Crown lease.
Vero Insurance Ltd v The Owners – Strata Plan No 69352, (2011) 81 NSWLR 227, in which the Court of Appeal considered the nature of an owners corporation’s interest in common property and its standing in its own right to make a claim on an insurance policy.
Appeared for stall holders at Sydney’s Paddy’s Markets in a case about the construction of the terms of licence agreements for the sale of accessories for Apple products.